Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Canterbury Tales

byGeoffrey Chaucer

Kobo ebook | July 9, 2013

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The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales.

Title:Canterbury TalesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451685564

ISBN - 13:9781451685565

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! the original language version is one of the greatest (and funniest) books ever written
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh read the original language version - its way better and not that hard if you read it out loud
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh not chaucer, just a simplified retelling; ok for kids
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awful Censored, I wouldn't have bought it at all.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice clean version for kids Well written version for kids - leaves out a lot of the questionable details without losing the humour and life. Allows kids 8+ to get to know the stories in a safe, easy way. (I'm reviewing McCaughran's retelling and not David Wright's).
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable now that I'm older #plumreview Having this book foisted on me at nineteen did it no favours. But now that I'm willing to put in a little work (the footnotes help with the olde English), there's so much to be gotten from these tales.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! A great translation, it's easy to read and understand.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately Entertaining! This edition of The Canterbury Tales is a great translation from the original middle english text. The stories in here will keep you entertained no matter your interests; from murder, to lechery and folktales, Chaucer's got it all!
Date published: 2006-07-28